Democratic Governors Resist Supporting Marijuana Legalization

Democratic Governors Resist Supporting Marijuana Legalization

Democratic governors around the country are reluctant to support the legalization of marijuana, despite enthusiasm for the idea among voters in their party. The New York Times reports the governors are concerned about managing legalization, as well as being perceived as being soft on crime by Republicans.

In California, where voters strongly favor legalization and its Democratic Party adopted a platform urging the state to follow Colorado and Washington state in legalizing recreational marijuana, Governor Jerry Brown has said he wants to see what happens in those areas.

Full story of governors resisting at drugfree.org